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The Service for WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY Evening. 37 And since to Morrow is to be the Day of Rest that is consecrated to thy Service, give us Grace, O Lord, that we may not forsake: the assembling of our felves; but that being animated with an ardent Desire and true Zeal, we may appear in thy House to celebrate publickly, with all the Christian Church, the Worship which we owe Thee.
Prepare our Hearts, O God, to the end that they may be the Verfels of thy Grace, and the Temples of thy Holy Spirit, that we may not only abstain from our Temporal Occupations this approaching Sunday, but that we may fanctifie it by Exercises of Piety, by ardent Prayers, by the serious hearing and meditating on thy Word, and by Works of Christian Charity.
Give Grace to the Ministers of thy Church, to the End that they acquit themselves of their Charge; with Care and Faithfulness, and pour down thy Blessing on their Labourse
Finally, O Lord, let our..whole Lives be nothing else but one Preparation for the Eternal Rest which Thou hast promised us, and which Thou hast.prepared for us in Heaven, through Jesus Chrifto. Amen.
The End of the Evening Service.
The Service for Wednesday and" Friday. Evening:
Dearly beloved Brethren, QINCE we are here met together to worship God, to'praise Him, to D hear his Word, and to offer up. our Prayers to Him, let every one of us present himself before Him, and make Confession of his Sins, saying with a pure and humble Heart :
I Who am a poor Sinner, confess before Thee, my God and my CreaI tor, that I have offended Thee in divers Manners, by Thought, Word, and Deed, as Thou knowelt, O Eternal God. But I repent of it, I am very forry, for it, and I.implore thy Mercy and thy Grace, bes seeching Thee to grant to me and to all poor Sinners, a' sincere and constant. Amendment of Life, through Jesus Christ. Amen.
M OD Almighty, who is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Let us adore and praise the Lord our God. : Lord open our Lips, and our Moyths shall shew forth thy Praise: Here is to be read a Hymn, according to the appointed Order; after which the People fing' the 1st Stave of the 92 Psalm, and then is read what follows.
Let us give Thanks for all his Benefits. A Lmighty God, Heavenly Father, we thy unworthy Servants do H give Thee most humble and hearty Thanks for all thy Goodness and Loving-kindness which Thou beftowest upon us and all Men, [and particularly upon those who desire now to offer up their Praises for the Mera cies Thou hast lately vouchlafed unto them. ] We bless' Thee for our Creation, for our Preservation, and for all the Blessings of this present Life ; but above all, we bless Thee for the inestimable Love which Thou hast shewn in redeeming the World by Jesus Christ our Lord; for the Means of Grace, and for the Hope of Glory; and, we beseech Thee to give us that due Sense of all thy Mercies, that we may thew forth thy Praises, not only with our Lips, but in our Lives,
by giving up our selves to thy Service, and by walking, before Thee · in Holiness and Righteousness all our Days, through Jesus Christ our
Lord; to whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all Honour and Glory, World without End. Amer.
Merciful God, Heavenly Father, since we are now about to hear
thy holy World, we most humbly beseech Thee to give us Grace to understand well the Meaning of it, and to live up to it, for the fake of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen...
Here the Lesson is to be read, according to the appointed Order ; after
which is to be said the Apostles Creed.
Attend to the Articles of the Christian Faith, of which we all makę Profeslion, and in which we ought all of us to persevere even anto the End of our Lives.
The Service for WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY Evening. 39
Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth :
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried ; He descended into Hell; the Third Day He rose again from the Dead, He ascended into Heaven, and fitteth on the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty ; from thence He shall come to judge the Quick and the Dead..
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholick Church; the Communion of Saints; the Forgiveness of Sins; the Resurrection of the :: Body, and the Life everlasting. Amen.
* Saints; the Forbt; the Holy Catho, the Dead.."
Let us pray.
U R Father which art in Heaven : Hallowed be thy Name. Thy, V Kingdom come. Thy Will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this Day our Daily Bread. And forgive us our Tref. passes, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into. Temptation, but deliver us froin Evil. For Thine is the Kinga dom, the Power and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
O Lord, let thy Mercy lighten upon us, and grant us thy Salvation. .
Lord save thy People, and bless thine Inheritance.
O God create în is pure Hearts, and take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
The Reople fing the firft Verse of the 67th Pfalm, after which the Mi
nifter continues thus. .
Lord, who art the God of Peace, and the Author of all good U Things, give unto thy Servants that Peace which the World cannot give, to the end that our Hearts may be set to obey thy Commandments, and also that by Thee we being defended from the Fear - of our Enemies, may pass our Time in Rest and Quietness, through
the Merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Tighten our Darkness, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and by thy Jis great Merey defend us from all Perils and Dangers of this Night for the Love of thy only Son Our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
On Festival Days, the Prayer appointed for the Feaft, is to be read here.
Let us pray for the Higher Powers.
GOD, who art the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, we bei U feech Thee mercifully to behold all Kings, Princes, and Magi. strates, and especially the King, the Queen, the Prince Royal, the Princess his Confort, the Prince and Princess their Children, and all the Royal Family; the Count of Wartemberg, Hereditary Governour General, and all those that are in Authority in this State. Grant that they may use their Authority for the Advancement of thy Glory, for the Good of thy Church, and our Country; to the end that we may lead a quiet and peaceable Life in all Gödliness and Honesty, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let us pray for the Pastors.
Eternal and Almighty God, send down upon our Pastors and thy Mi.
nisters and upon all the Flocks that are committed to their chirge; the healthful Spirit of thy Grace. Fill them so abundantly with the Knowledge of thy Doctrine, and endue them in such manner with Innocence of Life, that they may exercise their Ministry in thy Presence, to the Glory of thy great Name, and to the Edification of thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let us pray for all Men, and for the Catholick Church.
GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all Mankind, we humbly be
feech Thee for all Sorts and Conditions of Men, that Thou. wouldest, be pleased to make thy Ways known unto them, Thy faving Health unto all Nations. More especially we pray for the good Eftate of the Catholick Church ; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians, may, be led into the Way of Truth; and hold the Faith in Unity of Spirit, in the Bond of Peace, and in Righteousness of Life.
Finally, wé commend to thy Fatherly Goodness, all those
who are any ways afflicted or distresled in Mind, Body, or .* This to be Estate (* Especially those for whom our Prayers are desired 7. said when any that it may please Thee to comfort and relieve them, ac desire the · Prayers of the
he cording to their several Necessities, giving them Patience Congregation. . , under their Sunerings
.. under their Sufferings, and a happy Issue out of all their
Afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his fake.
Prayers for the F AS T-DAX s. I
TORD God Almighty, who hath given us Grace at this Time
with one acccord, to make our Supplications to Thee, and hast promised that when Two or Three are gathered together in thy Name, Thou wilt grant their Request. Fulfil now, O Lord, the Desires and Petitions of thy Servants, as : Thou knowest will be most expedient for them: Granting us in this World Knowledge of thy Truth, and in the World to come Life, everlasting. : Amen. ,
My Brethren, · The End of all Things is at hand; be therefore sober and vigi. lant. The Lord be with you. God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost blefs and keep you. . Amen. 7
A Prayer for the FA S.T-D A Y S.
To be used before the Sermon.
the following Prayer.
Lord, before whom we are solemnly asembled, dispose our
Hearts to call upon Thee, and to seek thy Face. Lord have Pity on us : Lord hear our Prayers : And let our Request come unto Thee.
Almighty God, Lord of Heaven and Earth, whose Glory and Power is Infinite, and Mercy" without Bounds; we humble our felves, we cast our selves down before Thée, we adore thy Divine Majesty. Thou art the great God Almighty, and the Lord. Thou hast made the Heavens, the Earth, and all things that are therein. Thou givest Life to all Things, and the Host of Heaven proftrates its self before Thee. Thou art worthy that the Angels should adore Thee. Thou art worthy that Men should fear Thee, and continually exalt